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Handling Content Access Requests in Power BI

Marc Lelijveld walks us through the process of requesting (and granting) access to content in Power BI:

When we look at the Power BI ecosystem, we can identify a bunch of different artifacts. For example, dataflows, datasets, reports, dashboards and many derivatives. As I explained in the previous post, the best practice for sharing content is through a Power BI App, which includes a list of users or active directory group containing multiple users. With that, the content becomes available after publishing to those who are granted access. Though, it can happen that one of the users shares the link with other users who do not have access to the content. As a property of the Power BI App, you can allow users to share the app and underlying dataset with share permissions. Though, working with sensitive data this might now be what you are looking for, as you might loose control over who has access.

Read on to see what constitutes a content access request and what you can do about them.